Hey night owl friends! It’s Kelley from the Grant life back again to share another easy recipe with yall. If you are from one of those northern states that is getting hit with snow and ice, you will really enjoy this Easy Homemade Lemonade recipe. It will help you picture the warmer days to come.
You see, I’m in South Texas and our winters are very mild. People down here freak out when it drops below 60. Seriously. They bust out the winter coats for 50 degree weather and if there is ever a chance of snow, the whole city shuts down. We just don’t know how to even deal with the cold weather. So things like homemade lemonade are a year round drink down here. You can get it at almost any restaurant any time of the year.
But if you happen to be covered in snow, or have snow on the way, then this lemonade will help you think of sunny days. It brings back images of toes in the sand and palm trees, if you ask me. Plus, it’s super easy to make. So you can make a pitcher real quick and then run and drink it under the covers. That’s what I would do if it were cold down here.
So grab some lemons, sugar and water and let’s get to making this homemade lemonade! First we need to make a simple syrup – which is sugar and water. Then we squeeze the lemons (I use one of these handheld lemon juicers and its super easy). Then mix it all together and enjoy!
- Simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1½ cup sugar
- 2 cups lemon juice (from about 5-6 large lemons)
- water to fill the pitcher
- To make the simple syrup, put the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove once the sugar has disappeared.
- Mix the simple syrup together with the fresh lemon juice and add to a pitcher.
- Fill the pitcher with cold water and/or ice.
Thanks so much for having me over here again night owls! If you are looking for more easy recipes, be sure to check out my iced chai latte (it’s a Starbucks copycat and one of the most popular recipes on my site!), carrot cake pancakes, and my all time favorite – skillet breakfast nachos! I’ll see yall next month!